I spent much of last weekend cleaning and regasketing the Pavoni espresso machine. The shots were not coming out at all for the last month, I just did not have time to trouble shoot it. I found many issues that were contraindicated to good espresso. They are all fixed. Due to the clean and well functioning machine, I had to rejust my grind to finer and I am back pulling beautiful shots. Apparently I need to clean it more than once every 3.5 years. Noted!
Big thanks to Christopher Cara from Thomas Cara Ltd. for some phone advice for the fixing some issues.
Finally, I am disappointed that the cats don't even notice good espresso. It was a really good shot. For shame Winky. For shame